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Address: Gedempte Begijnensloot, 1012 RM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 622 1918
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged...

Tucked away just off Spui, this delightful collection of houses arranged around an open court is well worth searching out.

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Little secret passage

I must have walked passed this a thousand times and I never realised what was behind the wall - then one day my german friend showed me the 'door' which took me inside - I was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must have walked passed this a thousand times and I never realised what was behind the wall - then one day my german friend showed me the 'door' which took me inside - I was amazed - such a little gem within the crazy city of Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is beautiful square right in the heart of Amsterdam, that still provides accommodation for single women. A place of historic interest and charm. Try to see the two churches while you are there (the English Protestant one that is obvious in the square) and the "hidden" Catholic one inside the buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful little hidden square located just metres away from a busy shopping street. The Begijnhof also sports a little chapel and shop with information about the women who used to work and live here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not know about this, a local told us about it. We were very suprised to see something so beatiful and relaxed in the middle of the chaotic Amsterdam

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely courtyard in the center of Amsterdam. Very pretty and recommend visiting both of the churches on the grounds.One Protestant and the other Catholic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful, oasis of calm is situated just off Kalverstraat, one of the busiest streets in the whole of Amsterdam, yet as soon as you step through the gates, you are immediately transported into another world. The traditional houses, each with tiny gardens and picket fences, surround a well manicured lawn. Although the last true Beguine died in 1971, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here briefly. It is a quiet oasis in the middle of a busy shopping area. Well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quite Nice place , take al look in the Churchill and just the quiet place in the middel of the overcrowded center of Amsterdam. Otice that people really live there...it is nog a museum!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to walk around for a few minutes. and to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Interesting history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden behind the buildings is this pretty little courtyard, which was and still is for women only. also boasts the opdest wooden structured house in Amsterdam

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